Mineral County Events & Attractions
Mineral County Fair
Held each August. Livestock judging, displays by civic groups, 4-h Clubs, Homemakers, Future Farmers of America, and entertainment.
Running the North Branch
During April and May, Running the North Branch has become a popular event. Riffles, ledges, and rapids along a 6.5 mile course of the North Branch of the Potomac River has become a popular family recreational activity. Rafters and canoeists come from all over to experience the thrill of the ride and to take in the tranquil natural beauty of the mountains.
Near Elk Garden offers extensive recreational opportunity with its 952 acres and more than 13 miles of shoreline. Howell Run Picnic Area overlooks the lake and contains 40 picnic sites, two pavilions, a playground and vault toilets. The Howell Run Boat Launch consists of a two lane concrete ramp. The Robert W. Craig Campground is situated on a high ridge overlooking the dam site and features 87 campsites, portable water, hot showers, vault toilets, and a playground. A 3/4 mile long interpretive trail has been developed in the area. The West Virginia Overlook area contains a two tier Visitor Center. Waffle Rock, a unique natural rock formation, can also be viewed from the Overlook.
Mineral County fishing is excellent, and many streams and ponds are stocked regularly. Near Barnum, WV, the North Branch of the Potomac River is becoming nationally known as one of the best trout fishing streams in the country.
Burlington's Old Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival
A parade down Route 50, combined with arts and crafts, apple butter, cider making, and an antique car show with wholesome family entertainment leaves a warm comfortable feeling in everyone. This Festival, the first week of October attracts more and more visitors each year. Call (304) 289-3511 for more information.
The Mineral County Chamber kicks off the Holiday Season with a Winter Gala, the first weekend in December, music provided by Fred Shannon Smith Orchestra. For more information call (304) 788-2513.
Enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables the season has to offer while browsing through arts & crafts. Held each Friday, July thru October.
Cinco de mayo Celebration
Held the first week in May at the Stray Cat Cafe in Keyser.
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